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Crease Island, formerly Lewis Island, is an island in the Broughton Archipelago Marine Provincial Park in the Queen Charlotte Strait-Johnstone Strait region of the Central Coast of British Columbia, Canada. It is located north of Harbledown Island and is at the southern extremity of the provincial park. [1]

Queen Charlotte Strait river in Canada

Queen Charlotte Strait is a strait between Vancouver Island and the Mainland of British Columbia, Canada. It connects Queen Charlotte Sound with Johnstone Strait and Discovery Passage and via them to the Strait of Georgia and Puget Sound. It forms part of the Inside Passage from Washington to Alaska. The term Queen Charlotte Strait is also used to refer to the general region and its many communities, notably of the Kwakwaka'wakw peoples. Despite its name, Queen Charlotte Strait does not lie between Haida Gwaii and the mainland; that body of water is named Hecate Strait.

Johnstone Strait river in Canada

Johnstone Strait is a 110 km (68 mi) channel along the north east coast of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. Opposite the Vancouver Island coast, running north to south, are Hanson Island, West Cracroft Island, the mainland British Columbia Coast, Hardwicke Island, West Thurlow Island and East Thurlow Island. At that point, the strait meets Discovery Passage which connects to Georgia Strait.

British Columbia Coast coastline alongside the Pacific Ocean in British Columbia, Canada

The British Columbia Coast or BC Coast is Canada's western continental coastline on the North Pacific Ocean. The usage is synonymous with the term West Coast of Canada.

Name origin

The name Lewis Island was changed to Crease Island in 1905 to commemorate Sir Henry Pering Pellew Crease, (1823-1905). He emigrated to the Crown Colony of Vancouver Island in 1858 and served as Attorney-General for ten years (1861-1971) before being appointed to the Supreme Court of British Columbia, retiring after 25 years, in 1895, with a knighthood. He died February 27, 1905. [2]

Henry Pering Pellew Crease Colonial BC Supreme Court Judge; British Columbia Attorney General

Sir Henry Pering Pellew Crease was a British-Canadian lawyer, judge, and politician, influential in the colonies of Vancouver Island and British Columbia. He was the first Attorney General of the united Colony of British Columbia, and sat on the Supreme Court of that province for 26 years.

Supreme Court of British Columbia Provincial high court in Canada

The Supreme Court of British Columbia (BCSC) is the superior trial court for the province of British Columbia, Canada. The BCSC hears civil and criminal law cases as well as appeals from the Provincial Court of British Columbia. There are 90 judicial positions on the BCSC bench in addition to supernumary judges, making for a grant total of 108 judges. There are also 13 Supreme Court masters who hear and dispose of a wide variety of applications in chambers.

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References

Coordinates: 50°37′07″N126°39′25″W / 50.61861°N 126.65694°W / 50.61861; -126.65694 (Crease Island)

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